#BLM

Black Lives Matter

We believe that Black Lives Matter!  Yes, we know that all lives matter, all are created in God’s image.  However, if you protest about the hashtag #blacklivesmatter, then you are on the right page.  We are providing resources for white folks to educate ourselves so we can understand why responding to black lives matter with all lives matter is rooted in our racism.   If you think you cannot be racist because you have a “black” friend, then this page is for you also.  If you check the “white” box on surveys, then this page is for you.  We white folks need to educate ourselves if we are to eradicate the sin of racism from our nation.

Websites:

janeelliott.com – Jane Elliott has been an anti-racist activist since 1968 when she first did her blue eyed, brown eyed experiment with 3rd grade students. You can also find many of her videos on YouTube.

timwise.org – anti-racist essayist.  Tim also has videos on YouTube. He speaks a great deal about white priveledge. 

Books:

The Color of the Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Pre-Post-Racial America: This book uses the powerful tool of storytelling to speak prophetic truth in the most disarming way. It is an excellent resource for pastors, leaders and lay people who want to help their communities journey across the complex terrain of race.

Black Like Me: In the Deep South of the 1950’s, a color line was etched in blood across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Journalist John Howard Griffin decided to cross that line. Using medication that darkened his skin to deep brown, he exchanged his privileged life as a Southern white man for the disenfranchised world of an unemployed black man. (this was a transformational book for me when I read it in high school- Rev. Sheryl)

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Between the World and Me

The New Jim Crow

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

 

 

 

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